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[South Africa] Johannesburg Stock Exchange adds Argon Securities to its members list

07-21-2017 | 15:25:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has welcomed Argon Securities, a 100% black-owned brokerage firm, as one of its members.

KAM launches East Africa Community intellectual property rights regime study

07-21-2017 | 15:22:03
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, has launched the East African Community Intellectual Property Rights Regime Study which aims to enhance regional protection of IPRs, as a contributor to achieving the industrialization agenda.

[Gabon] United Bank of Africa trains eyes on electronic payment with new Debit Mastercard

07-21-2017 | 14:25:12
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the rollout of the Debit Mastercard card in Gabon to financially support its citizens.

Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador join Africa Legal Support Facility Management Board

07-21-2017 | 14:21:27
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has welcomed two new additions to its Management Board, Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador.

Kenya Airways picks technology from Sabre to boost group booking revenue

07-21-2017 | 10:43:31
Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation.

Comments due soon on South African International Arbitration Bill

07-21-2017 | 10:40:26
Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017.

Centenary Bank and Mastercard announce plan to digitize Ugandan economy

07-21-2017 | 08:41:00
Centenary Bank and Mastercard have announced their multipronged approach to digitizing Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

[Guinea Bissau] Frutas & Legumes receives $3.4 million boost from IFC to scale production

07-21-2017 | 08:37:00
International Finance Corporation has invested three million Euros in Frutas & Legumes, a vertically integrated producer and exporter of cashew nuts and mangoes in Guinea-Bissau.

VC4A research proves founder teams are key to startup success in Africa

07-21-2017 | 08:25:40
Data from VC4A’s new ‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa’ research proves that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in Africa.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana form AFFRUIBANA to champion interests of fruit farming

07-20-2017 | 15:41:00
Several African fruit producers and exporters have come together to create "AFFRUIBANA", the First Pan-African Association in defence of their Interests with members drawn from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Kenya joins UNCTAD’s Empretec Network promoting entrepreneurship

07-20-2017 | 15:32:27
Kenya is poised to join a United Nations-led programme that helps promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe.

[Kenya] M-Shule receives cash investment from Engineers without Borders Canada to scale education by SMS

07-20-2017 | 12:06:00
Engineers Without Borders Canada has announced its investment in M-Shule, a Kenyan-based EdTech company using SMS to deploy tailored education content for children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cape Town is the most trusted municipality in 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Index - SAcsi

07-20-2017 | 11:44:00
The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted by Consulta, reports that City of Cape Town residents trust their municipality the most and are most satisfied with service delivery.

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction, African Trade Policy Centre

07-20-2017 | 11:30:47
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke has said.

Tunisia, Switzerland sign energy transition agreement

07-20-2017 | 11:27:00
An agreement that provides for launching the National Energy Transition Plan for Tunisian municipalities support project was inked Tuesday by Tunisia and Switzerland at the headquarters of the National Energy Management Agency.

Nigeria to rake in $1.2bn from commercialising drone services

07-20-2017 | 11:16:00
The Federal Government has concluded plans to put a policy in place for the regulation of use of drones for commercial purposes.

[Nigeria] NNPC collaborates with US based Halliburton for oil search in Inland Basins

07-20-2017 | 10:43:00
A new vista has been added to the ongoing search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in collaboration with US based Halliburton.

Africa-wide cryptocurrency adoption requires decentralised model - Heinrich Springhorn

07-20-2017 | 10:24:42
While some sceptics may have misgivings about the technology, fuelled by isolated incidents involving alleged underhanded dealings, the fact is that cryptocurrency and blockchain has disrupted financial services and will be around for a lot longer.

[South Africa] Entersekt appoints Pattison Mutambiranwa senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa

07-20-2017 | 10:07:45
Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.

Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital enter agreement with Health Ministry for Healthcare Centre of Excellence in Nigeria

07-20-2017 | 08:12:59
The African Export-Import Bank, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health have entered into an MOU to collaborate in developing a centre of excellence for healthcare in Nigeria.